Saw: My first ever 3D experience at Cineworld last night watching the heartwarming Up. A moving human story of one man and his lifelong dream was no less real and universal for its magic and fantastical elements. I fancy one of those collars for my dog Lola, too.
Read: Wolf Hall, done! Every single page, thank you very much. Verdict? It’s such a fascinating period of time, and Mantel brings it to life with an intriguing portrait of Thomas Cromwell that paints him less as a money-grabber and more as a clever, sensitive man with a genuine interest in theology that he married with a practical instinct about how to survive when heads were rolling all around you. Up to a point, at least. A rollicking, revisionist read about a fascinating period of English history. Now to begin Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin . . .
News: Feeling bardic, or could it be a simple case of trapped wind? Either way, now is your chance to release the demons and turn them to poetry, just in time to enter into the Some Blind Alleys Christmas Poem Contest. Not for cash mind, but there’s the glory and the t-shirt to consider . . . . Otherwise, pick up a painting from Eolai’s end of year sale. Occasionally, shopping is actually still ethical and even recommendable after all. . .